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Benedictine Sisters St. Scholastica Monastery, MN

About Us

We are a community of Benedictine monastic women who seek God through our response to the Gospel challenge and the Rule of St. Benedict. We live a contemplative/active life grounded in liturgical and personal prayer, in lectio divina, with time for silence and solitude. At St. Scholastica Monastery, it is a life balanced by work, study, and leisure.

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St. Scholastica Monastery, located in Duluth, Minnesota, is home to the Benedictine Sisters who follow the Rule of St. Benedict. Their mission emphasizes prayer, community living, and service.

Ministry Work

The sisters provide spiritual direction, retreats, and educational programs through the St. Scholastica Retreat Center. They engage in social justice initiatives, pastoral care, arts, and community service. The monastery also supports an oblate program for laypeople to integrate Benedictine spirituality into their lives.

Daily Life and Mission

The daily life of the sisters revolves around "ora et labora" (prayer and work). Communal prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, are central to their spiritual practice. Their mission emphasizes stability, hospitality, and ongoing conversion, fostering personal and communal growth.

Vision and Goals

St. Scholastica Monastery aims to be a beacon of Benedictine spirituality, offering an enriching environment for spiritual growth. Through their retreats, educational programs, and community services, the sisters foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their commitment to hospitality, education, and social justice underscores their mission to serve the broader community. The serene setting and active engagement in various ministries make the monastery a unique spiritual and cultural resource. The sisters' dedication to prayer, work, and community life ensures that the monastery remains a vibrant center of Benedictine spirituality and a source of inspiration for all who visit.

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Benedictine Sisters St. Scholastica Monastery, MN





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